From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and chemical storage
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:38:16 -0400
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Well, then there's the flammable symbol... 70% ethanol is going to be flammable, still, but isn't pyrophoric. In an organic chem lab, I would store pyrophorics separately from 70% ethanol, but the GHS symbol is the same...

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Ralph B. Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

> The only problem is for the corrosive class, that contains acids and bases. So you can not rely completely on GHS for storage, as these products are not compatible.

Good point; I thought of that after I sent the e-mail. I wonder if there are other examples of incompatibilities within GHS classes (for example, explosives?).

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Cornell University


Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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